Jan 2020 Hamilton Ont. Real Estate Market Report

Here's What Happened For January 2020

January 2020 had 1126 Total Residential Listings come through the Hamilton Real Estate Board, which is down from the 1317 Listings in January 2019, as reported by The REALTORS ® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB). Hamilton had 733 of those (down from 842 in 2019) and Burlington’s share was 269 (down from 330 in January 2019).

Residential Sales located throughout the RAHB market area (including Burlington and all the outlying areas covered by The REALTORS ® Association of Hamilton-Burlington) of 692 Properties are up 5% from January 2019 and up 18.3% from December 2019. The overall average price for residential properties increased by 11.9% from January 2019 to $617,496. Hamilton’s Residential Sales (including Flamborough, Dundas, Ancaster, Waterdown, Stoney Creek and Glanbrook) were 485 up 15% from 420, with an average price of $562,235 up 13% from January 2019. Burlington had 143 Sales which is down 11% from 161, with an average price of $840,066 which is up 18% from January 2019.

The end of month listing inventory which is a good indication of the type of market currently being experienced shows 789 Active Residential Listings giving Hamilton 1.6 months of inventory, down 15% from January 2019. Burlington has 245 Active Residential Listings giving it 1.7 months of inventory, down 16%. Average days on the market dropped from 42 to 34.1 in Hamilton and also decreased in Burlington from 34.9 to 28.6. Right now the Hamilton-Burlington Area is experiencing a Sellers Market, where the ratio of Homes Sold to Homes Listed is above 60%, currently sitting at 61.5%. In other words, 6.1 homes are sold for every 10 new listings. Homes Sold to Homes Listed Ratio: Buyers Market is below 40%, Balanced Market is between 40-60%, and Sellers Market is above 60%.

Hamilton's Average Year To Date Prices

The map below shows the current Year to Date Average Residential Prices. Some of the areas not included in the map are to the right:

When looking at the Average Prices in and around Hamilton, it is important to note how they have changed significantly over the last year and even now from month to month. If you are thinking of selling your house or condominium, get the most up to date, LOCAL information. A Market Evaluation and/or a Mortgage Pre-Approval done even a couple of months ago MUST be updated!

Burlington $829,246
Flamborough $760,337
Waterdown $719,877
Grimsby $642,804
Caledonia $520,723
Cayuga $511,774
Dunnville $500,968

Take note that “Average sale price is based on the total dollar volume of all properties sold through the RAHB MLS® System. Average sale price can be useful in establishing long-term trends, but should not be used as an indicator that specific properties have increased or decreased in value.” What that means is, not every house or condo has increased in price by the same percentage. It is really important to talk to an experienced local REALTOR® to see EXACTLY what is happening in your particular neighbourhood. It is also important to find out what you can do to your house to get the highest amount possible when you are ready to sell!

In this Market, it is important that you know about the houses getting listed Immediately! Click Here to get set up on the Instant Listings Notification Search, otherwise, you will only know about listings once they are reported to the public sites. If you wait till you see it on or other sites, it's too late, and is probably already SOLD!

MLS® Properties SOLD in January 2020

RAHB Market ActivityNumber Of Sales 2020Number of Sales 2019Average Sale Price 2020Average Sale Price 2019
West Hamilton4331$559,738$430,557
East Hamilton5645$434,980$398,602
Central Hamilton5762$425,184$362,810
Hamilton Mountain111113$518,368$477,663
Stoney Creek8973$588,420$526,949
West Lincoln43$664,878$910,000

Note: Numbers of sales represents sales reported on properties listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) of the REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington. Average sale price is calculated by dividing the total dollar volume of sales (not shown) by the number of sales in that month.